Spring spruce up! Free placemat sewing pattern + napkins

Spring is in the air. For reals. Finally! Time for spring cleaning? Up to you. But if you’d rather do some spring sewing, we’ve got a free placemat sewing pattern that will inspire you as much as the flowers outside your window. And with the help of inexpensive, ready-made placemats, the design is super-easy to complete.

Free pattern--Flower Applique Place Mats and Napkin Rings
“Flower Appliqué Placemats and Napkins” (instructions are written for a set of four)

This unique placemat sewing pattern does double duty: the flower, leaf, and stem dress up an otherwise plain placemat, and the stem loops around to create a built-in napkin ring. The pieces are created separately first, and then attached to the placemat during final assembly. Once the stem is edgestitched onto the placemat by machine, simply hand-tack the leaf and flower to the placemat, add a button, and you’re done! Instructions for making matching napkins are included.

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What kinds of projects have you sewn for your kitchen? Tell us about them in the comments!


13 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I’ve made potholders and dish towels.

    —Pam on May 1, 2014
  • I like non-traditional projects. So the tortilla warmer has been one of the best projects i’ve made since the plastic ones take up so much space. But the best project so far are the pan protectors. A few years ago my sister bought all new pots and pans. I noticed they came with cardboard protectors so I borrowed one to use a pattern, so while watching her house and made quilted ones. When she came home, she was so impressed and excited. Downside: I have request from her daughter to make her a set!

    —Rosemary on May 1, 2014
  • I have made some hot pads, oven mitts, aprons and place mats. I have also made some table runners for the dining room and table toppers many which l have given as gifts that my friends really appreciate.

    —Anne on May 1, 2014
  • I have crocheted dish cloths, coasters and quilted some pot holders.

    —connie on May 1, 2014
  • Hanging towels!

    —Delinda on May 1, 2014
  • I have not made a lot of things for my kitchen…just table runners and table squares. The problem is that I have a round table and not many designers put out patterns for oval placemats. Square placements just don’t work. They are like trying to put a square peg in a round hole. I would like to see more oval placemat designs.

    —Barbara Reifsnider on May 1, 2014
  • I’ve made curtains, placemats, napkins, tablecloths, coasters, and mug holders. I have also embroidered dish towels and embellished dish towels with applique. And there’s no end to the table runners I have made for others and myself. So much fun!!

    —Joycelyn P. Kasten on May 1, 2014
  • I have made placemats and napkins for gifts and also hot mitts and table runners. My tablecloths and napkins mostly reside in my dinihg room. Very soon I will be making some table toppers to give to relatives for Christmas.

    —Linda Towers on May 2, 2014
  • I’ve made many sets of placemats, many table runers, some coasters, several hot pads, and years ago I made covers for several small appliances.

    Carol Kussart on May 3, 2014
  • I’ve sewn curtains and tablecloths; quilted potholders, oven mitts and table runners; crocheted dishcloths. All practical items, and include many gifts.

    —Pearl on May 3, 2014
  • I have made large & ex-large pot holders from leftover Riley Blake Twelve Days of Christmas fabric, but it was before I realized there was an insulating product specially made for this purpose. I used 2 layers of cotton batting, which was kind of tricky, as I don’t have a fancy machine with a walking foot or anything special. They turned out okay. I love them anyway.

    —Penny on May 3, 2014
  • Our church composed and published a new cook book last year and I bought several for Christmas gifts. I quilted pot holders and included two to go with each cook book. I got the idea from your site just in time for Christmas 2013.

    —virginia walker on May 4, 2014
  • Good Read! This article is very informational and has very good suggestions if you are looking to buy online best table mats and coasters in the USA.

    Haus Hooga on June 10, 2021

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